Mcmurder77

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    Archery, hunting, long range shooting, blacksmithing, backpacking, knife making, cooking.

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  1. I guess it was kind of both. Online I was able to find them at furgeson. No big box stores, and I wasn’t 100% sure I was actually looking for the correct thing. I guess I should have phrased my question better and not when I was running on a couple hours of sleep.
  2. I looked at furgeson but it seemed like the prices were higher than I expected($25 for a 2” nipple). I also checked my big box stores. I just wanted to make sure I was looking for the correct thing. Seems a little excessive if I have to spend upwards of $100 just in pipe for a propane tank forge.
  3. I’m having trouble locating black iron pipe in anything greater that 1”. Will galvanized pipe work for the plumbing from my ribbon burner to my blower or do I need to keep searching? Or will 1” Black pipe be sufficient? My forge is going to be a propane tank job following wayne’s plans. Thanks
  4. Locally I can get Kastolite and Mizzou for about the same price. If I rememeber correctly somewhere I read that the Mizzou is more flux resistant than the Kastolite? Am I remembering that correctly? And does it even matter it I am putting meteikote over the refectory? I have read so much over the last couple of weeks that somethings start to blend together.
  5. Thank you it’s for he input. Will one of these cylinder forged be big enough for making tongs and such, or is it mostly geared towards knifemaking? im really torn if I want to do a cylinder or a D shaped or box forge.
  6. I am on page 13 of the forge building 101 page. Holy smokes that has been a lot of reading. Wayne, your page was one of the first things I came across which is where I learned about the ribbon burner concept. One thing lead to another and bam, i found myself here. So to make sure I am following along correctly and taking the correct notes here are my new theories/questions. #1 for my first forge I should try and get one of the used Freon tanks, or helium bottles. Line it with koawool, rigidize it with fumed silica, apply a refractory coating (Kastolite 30) then use something like plastix for a sealant/ reflective coating? Cut andoor in the back for pass through and or exhaust vent if needed. Since I plan to go the ribbon burner route I should do a 4”x4” burner either with a blower, or Frostys T burner and NARB set up? As far as the forge floor is the ceramic brick or firebrick better, or is there a better? Should I coat the floor brick with refractory as well to get it more flux resistant or is that a waste of time? #2 If I am going to build something other than a cylinder forge D shaped is better and I can do that by making a box or rectangle forge and building the ceiling/walls in a some fashion with koawool and making it rigid? Also I am still unclear as to whether or not the ceramic block would make adequate sidewalk insulation. I will keep reading the post, and probably come up with more questions or clarification on subjects.
  7. Hello all. Now I know you’re probably tired of seeing the “help me with my forge” posts and being on many other forums where you get new people asking questions it can get old. I am hoping the lurking and reading I have done beforehand will eliminate some of that. I have decided to build my forge rather than buy one, and I’m doing so have entered and whole new rabbit hole to fall into. My designs ideas are as follows: ribbon or NARB for my burner, probably propane very slightly and highly unlikely that I will try and connect to my natural gas I have at my house just due to where the existing connection points are, and that I may even take it to a friends shop to share with him size; I’m really unsure, I don’t want it to be too skinny or long for efficiency/useable space ratio. My initial thoughts are 4-6”h, 8”w, 16”l Insulation; 2” koawool on the bottom with 1/2” kastolite 30, and Mizzou. How much Mizzou should I use? Should I then also use ITC-100? Or is that more for other surfaces? 2.5” ceramic bricks for the sides, and 1-2” of koawool and kastolite for the top. My intention is to use the forge for Bladesmithing, and some blacksmithing projects. I’m sure as my skills and whatnot grow I will branch out more but at this time I think it’ll be a good start I would also like to be able to use a 20lb propane tank for my fuel source, of that isn’t feasible then please let me know. I am a sponge and the wealth of knowledge here is my water. Is the ceramic firebrick for the sides a bad idea? Am I better off using the koawool and refractory? Thank you in advance for your patience and support. -David pictire is of a Forge I used in a class and it is what I am using as my inspiration